2 Buffalo Police Officers were charged on Saturday after they assaulted 75 years old protestor.
Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski surrendered Saturday morning pleaded not guilty to assault, they were released later on without bail, they were charged with a second-degree assault Hearing in court on July 20.
Officers Robert 39 Torgalski 32 and Aaron both were suspended without pay an investigation has been launched.
The incident happen in Buffalo (New York) two days ago where a man name Martin Gugino 75 years old protestor was assaulted by two police officers later he was hospitalized with a head injury, the incident was captured live on video, Martin Gugino was bleeding after he falls on the ground.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said the video made him “sick to my stomach”. District Attorney John Flynn said the officers “crossed a line.” he told this in a news conference on Saturday.
Reaction from Twitter users on Buffalo Police Officers
I guess in Buffalo only the police can assault people. What is wrong with Buffalo?
So, was the buffalo police ordered to assault him? The officers who quit said they were following orders; what orders include "push old man down" and "actively do not assist" — and who gave them? If he was an instigator, why wouldn't they just arrest him as one?
The Buffalo Police Union are sticking by their story that an old man slipped backwards at a high rate of speed and fell and cracked his head open of his own accord. I hope these 59 over aggression trained cops can sit on desk duty for the next year. https://t.co/uIBYW3Dovo
@NYGovCuomo this is unacceptable! He’s justifying that behavior. Buffalo needs an update: police arrest suspect, Pros charge and Courts sentence. I see a BIG law suit in the future of the city of Buffalo. https://t.co/LCcab3zvqI